Lally School Holding Finance and Accounting Seminar as Part of Research Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Pittsburgh Building Room 4114
Description: The Rensselaer Lally School will host a research seminar series/finance and accounting seminar, "Stiff Business Headwinds and Unchartered Economic Waters: The Use of Euphemisms in Earnings Conference Calls," by Katsiaryna Suslava, Ph.D. candidate in accounting, Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University.
Contact: Shelly Wendy Samuel 518.276.6682

On-Call Shuttle to be Unavailable January 18

Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:00 AM
Where: Parking and Transportation Office 2144 Burdett Ave
Description: Members of the campus community should note that the on-call shuttle service will be unavailable on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The on-call shuttle will resume its normal operation at 8:00am on Friday, January 19. The Parking Office apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks you for your understanding.
Contact: Parking and Transportation 518-276-6616

Mendonça Elected to Serve Three-Year Term on Board of Governors of IEEE's SMC Society

David Mendonça has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Governors of IEEE's Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, and its SMC Society is a world-leading society for the advancement of theory and application in systems science and engineering, human-machine systems, and cybernetics. 

Dr. David Kirsh to Speak at Cognitive Science Event

January 16, 2018 2:00 PM
Where: Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) Howard P. Isermann Auditorium

For the past seven years, Dr. David Kirsh, of the University of California San Diego, has been studying the creative practice of a super expert choreographer, as well as studying problem solving, design thinking and new approaches to situated cognition. A common element running through these studies is that in natural contexts people use resources of all sorts -- their bodies, gestures, instruments, tools, representations and everyday objects -- to think with. In this presentation, titled "Thinking with Our Body and Other Things," Kirsh describes how thought often relies on active perception enhanced by mental projection. Because interacting with things -- including moving our bodies -- can improve projection, it forms part of an interactive strategy for thinking.

GSAS Students' Game Named Finalist at Independent Games Festival

Professor Ben Chang, Director of RPI's acclaimed Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences (GSAS) program, is pleased to announce that IO Interloper, a corporate espionage and hacking game game by Ben Caulkins and Sam Suite, is a finalist in the Best Student Game category in this year's Independent Games Festival. Caulkins and Suite are both seniors majoring in GSAS.

Don't Forget Moe's Mondays!

Monday, February 5, 2018 (all day)
Where: Moe's Southwest corner of 15th and College
Description: Every Moe's Monday, you can get a burrito, drink, chips and salsa....all for just $6.99 plus tax. What a great way to start the week!
Contact: Sodexo Campus Dining Services 518-276-6277

RSA to Host Annual Super Bowl Party

Sunday, February 4, 2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: DCC 308
Description: Come to the Resident Student Association's annual Super Bowl party and watch the game on the big screen in DCC 308, and also enjoy halftime trivia, wings, pizza, chips and drinks!
Contact: Resident Student Association 518-276-6284

EHS Schedules Biosafety Seminar for February 2

Friday, February 2, 2018 3:00 AM - 4:30 AM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS training content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318

LRC Assistant Director Russell Leslie Retires

Following a 37-year commitment to excellence, the LRC and Rensselaer acknowledge the exemplary career and well-deserved retirement of its Associate Director, Professor Russell Leslie. He retires as Associate Director of the world's largest multi-disciplinary center for lighting research, education, and technology transfer.

Prof. Tichy Receives Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award

Tribology expert John Tichy, professor of mechanical, aerospace, and nuclear engineering at Rensselaer, has received the Donald Wilcock Distinguished Service Award from the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).